Monday, April 19, 2010

More hook-in pictures

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More tomorrow!



Sunday, April 18, 2010

Springfield Hook-in

Yesterday was the 2nd annual hook-in at the Lake Springfield Boat House.  What a great day!!!  Great weather, great food, and great friends.  I was so glad I was able to go this year.  With the surgery I wasn’t sure I’d be able to.  But I did.  I stayed all day AND I kept my hair on all day!!!HOOK-IN 4-17-10 036

Carolyn Snyder of Cricket Street Wool was selling some beautiful applique patterns and beautiful hand dyed wool. (

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I bought this snowman runner pattern.  Like I need another thing to do…HOOK-IN 4-17-10 037

 Tammy and me hard at work!

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Tammy has more pictures over on her blog~

Here are a few pictures of rugs and their hookers.  I’m sorry I can’t remember everyone’s name. HOOK-IN 4-17-10 025 HOOK-IN 4-17-10 043  HOOK-IN 4-17-10 049 HOOK-IN 4-17-10 047

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Dulcy just starting a tea cozy from Karen Kahle. I’m sure she’ll be posting some pics on her blog too.

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I’ll post more pictures this week.

It’s going to be a busy one.  I am going to start radiation the first week of May and I have two Dr. appointments this week to get ready for that.  (Looks like it’s going to be a long summer too.)

Hopefully when the radiation is over I can get back to my “normal life”!  Those who know me well wouldn’t call me normal!!

Peace to all,



Thursday, April 8, 2010

Recuperating from surgery

Tomorrow will be two weeks.  They did a modified radical mastectomy on my right breast and also took all the lymph nodes from under that arm.  We went to the surgeon’s office on Thurs. the 1st of April for the pathology reports.

           ALL CLEAR!!! 

           No Cancer!!!

He said the percentage of patients that the chemo zaps ALL of the cancer are only 10-15%!!!

He still wants me to have the radiation though, and I have an appointment with a radiation oncologist on the 16th of this month.  I REALLY don’t want to do it, but hey, I’m not going to tempt fate at this point!  It will be every day for six weeks.  And I’ve heard that the fatigue from the radiation is worse than with the chemo!  Hopefully I’ll be back in the swing of things by the fourth of July!! 

But I’m feeling GREAT!!!  I was in the garden scattering some flower seeds just days after the surgery~the next Thursday!!!

  Also that day we had a fence installed in the back yard for Jimmie Dean.  He has been running out the back door alot and we live on a busy street.  So we had a fence put in from the back of the house and out just thirty feet.  Our yard is about 300 feet deep total, so fencing the whole thing is out of the question.  $$$$  It’s a small area, but he acts like he’s free as a bird!!! He’s never been out without a leash and he didn’t quite know what to do at first.  

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One more exciting thing happened this week… I have some fuzz on my head!!!  It’s totally white and barely visible, but it’s the beginnings of HAIR!!!  I stood in the sunlight this afternoon with a mirror and admired the tiny fuzz!!  LOL.  I told Mickey if I don’t quit rubbing it and feeling it I’m going to rub it off!!!  I’ll never cuss doing my hair again.  Hopefully it will be a little thicker than before.  I had baby hair before.

Hope everyone had a marvelous Easter.  I finally got to see my family (nieces and nephews and their kids).  We surprised them at my sister’s dinner.  I haven’t seen any of the kids since last fall~before Halloween!  Doctors told me to stay away from the little ones because of germs.  They had grown!  I burst into tears when I saw them. So needless to say, I had a great day!

The hook-in in Springfield is next Saturday and I’m going to be able to go.  Can’t wait!!  I’ll take lots of pictures.  Finally I can start getting out again and have something to blog about!

Great to be back.  Missed you all.